Nominations are open now for the Community Service and the University Service awards UIRA will present at the April 2017 Annual Meeting.  Nancy Williams and the late Eugene Spaziani were the deserving 2016 recipients and their names have been added to the plaques hanging in the public space at the IMU.  A $100 donation is made in the name of each honoree to the charity of choice.  Please take time now to nominate a UIRA member who has made retirement years really count through volunteer service to the community or the university. The process is simple!
Eligibility and Criteria
* A nominee must have been retired for a period of at least two years.
* The awards are based on outstanding service carried out since retirement.  Activities prior to retirement are not considered.
* Volunteer service may include a wide range of activities that make a positive impact.
* Announcement of the award recipient will be made at the UIRA annual meeting.
* Recipients are expected to be present at the annual meeting to accept the award.
* Members of the Selection Committee are ineligible for nomination.
Nomination
* Any UIRA member may nominate a UIRA member, including him/herself.
* The nominating letter should be limited to one page, describing how the nominee has successfully contributed through his or her involvement in one or more activities.  In addition, a one-page biography of the nominee must be submitted and include the nominee’s name, address, telephone number and email address.
* A member of the selection committee will contact the nominee to obtain additional information about her/his relevant volunteer activities.
* Nominations must be submitted by January 31, 2017 to UIRA Board member Pam Willard, 657 Larch Lane, Iowa City, IA 52245 or pamela-willard@uiowa.edu.